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Explore new wine-producing regions while improving your tasting techniques!
This avant-garde training is for wine professionals who want to deepen their knowledge of techniques to taste and evaluate wines and spirits from around the world.
Designed by London’s Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®), the WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines program employs a systematic tasting approach to describe, evaluate and recommend wines to hotel and restaurant clients. Classes are taught in English at the ITHQ, in Montreal.
Upon completing the course, students may write the exam to receive their WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines certificate, which brings candidates one step closer to being accepted to the Master of Wine (MW) program, the most prestigious certification in the wine industry.
Course order, schedules and dates are subject to change.
In-class teaching activities at the ITHQ will resume in fall 2021. Evening continuing education classes will be held in person, even if a curfew is reinstated. All activities taking place at the ITHQ are carried out in compliance with the health measures in force. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.
General course content:
This level provides detailed analyses of the principal wines of the world. In each course, students will benefit from in-depth wine tastings, thereby learning to identify product style and quality.
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You must meet the following criteria:
|Québec students||Canadian students living outside Québec||International students|
|Liability insurance (mandatory)||$6/semester||$6/semester||$6/semester|
Scholarship for sommelier training:
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®), in collaboration with the International Wine Challenge (IWC) offers students the opportunity to apply for a scholarship covering up to 20% of their tuition fees. However, to be eligible for the scholarship, students must be registered in the WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines program and must have successfully completed the WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines program.
Consult the application form (1.2 MB) for more information on this program.
Various Canadian banks offer a student line of credit service for candidates admitted to this program.
WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines Diploma
Candidates must meet all requirements of their chosen program.
Note for international applicants:
Admission to this program is conditional upon obtaining or holding a valid status in Canada (tourist visa, study permit, work permit, visitor record, etc.) for the duration of the program.
Note that study permits cannot be issued for part-time studies in Quebec and that the ITHQ does not provide letters of invitation for Temporary Resident Visas (TRV). For more information, consult the website of the ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI).
Online payment only with Visa or MasterCard.
When submitting your application online, upload the required documents in a digital format.
Other accepted submission methods:
If you would like to submit your documents to us in person, please contact us first by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 514-282-5110.